Marsha Takayo Okada

Marsha Takayo Okada, 70, of Selma, CA, passed away on October 10, 2021 in Thousand Oaks, CA.


Marsha was born in Selma, CA to Takami and Yoshiye Misaki on March 18, 1951. She worked as an insurance agent for Mennonite Insurance Services for 24 years. She loved animals and enjoyed watching the ocean.


Marsha is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Khiem of Thousand Oaks, her son, Matthew Okada of Belmont, her brother, Rod Misaki of Fresno, her sister, Kerri Katayama of Selma, her son-in-law, Dustin Khiem of Thousand Oaks, her grandchildren, Elliott and Ethan, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Takami, her mother, Yo, and her son, Stephen.


Memorial donations may be made to Valley Animal Center in Fresno, CA through the following link or to The American Cancer Society at When making a donation, please specify, “In memory of Marsha Okada.” The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Buena Vista Hospice and the Residential Omnicare staff who provided exceptional care for her in the last weeks of battling lung cancer.